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By way of analogy - I wonder how many people...
By way of analogy -
I wonder how many people who order and pay for a Bugatti, but are delivered a Volkswagen, would accept as compensation 30% of what they paid for the first Bugatti deducted from...
I take this to mean you receive 30% of the fare...
I take this to mean you receive 30% of the fare paid as a credit toward a future cruise. It seems these cruise credits (based on a percentage of fare paid) are SS's standard method of 'compensation'...
Another planned electricity outage from 8:00 a.m....
Another planned electricity outage from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.for maintenance/upgrading here in Vung Tau today.

I'll 'get out', go to the bank and do some shopping this morning (hoping not to get...
LOL... I have a goose down pillow that has...
LOL... I have a goose down pillow that has traveled (around the world) with me for almost thirteen years. When I moved to China, one of the first things I did (as well as buy an oven) was order a...
Thanks... I hope so. :D Now, I have just over six...
Thanks... I hope so. :D Now, I have just over six months left to figure out how to pack (for two months) for going from the 'tropics' (Vietnam) to 'Antarctica' (South Georgia), and everything in...
I guess I wan't clear, but I'm NOT changing my...
I guess I wan't clear, but I'm NOT changing my plans - I still have my Silver Cloud booking. The ship is not coming out of dry dock, and I think it's unlikely there will be a group of booze cruisers...
Thanks - (yn)... as well as for the: Falklands,...
Thanks - (yn)... as well as for the: Falklands, Tristan da Cuna, Nightingale Is. and Gough Is.
Addendum to the above post - My Silver Cloud...
Addendum to the above post -

My Silver Cloud 'Cape to Cape' (booked last Sept. and paid in full) cruise is just one part - the 'core' - of what has morphed into a more than two month, 'round the...
Take heart. I have certainly learned from...
Take heart. I have certainly learned from DaveyW's and your experiences. So much so, I may have even been inclined to cancel my booked Silver Cloud 'Cape to Cape' (Ushuaia to Cape Town) cruise and...
I'm sorry. ;) If SS were Ryan: How we want...
I'm sorry. ;) If SS were Ryan:

How we want to be perceived -
https://vgy.me/QqVVrY.jpg

How we are -
https://vgy.me/1ebj8Y.jpg
Probably - 'We are not amused.' :rolleyes:
Probably -
'We are not amused.' :rolleyes:
I don't know the capacity, but the burn rate...
I don't know the capacity, but the burn rate depends on how fast she's pushed. ;p
I was born, grew up and spent 49 years living in...
I was born, grew up and spent 49 years living in Victoria. I've never been to Butchart Gardens or had tea at the Empress. :o After I moved away, I've been kicking myself for not having taken...
Why did you use an agent instead of booking...
Why did you use an agent instead of booking directly with SS?

I believe an agent is supposed to be the pax's 'advocate' both before the cruise and after (should any problems arise). It seems your...
I'm not losing and sleep over it. ;) ...
I'm not losing and sleep over it. ;)




That explains why I was not consulted - I paid $12,375 for my currently booked SS cruise. :)
My rant - The internet seems to spawned a...
My rant -

The internet seems to spawned a generation of people who don't realize 'then' and 'than' are two different words with two different meanings, and they are not 'interchangeable'! ;)
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I have booked an inside cabin on Costa; and have...
I have booked an inside cabin on Costa; and have never been on Seadream.... yet didn't get the survey. :rolleyes:
What's wrong with that?
What's wrong with that?
Daveywavey, - You say it charge back is "all...
Daveywavey,

- You say it charge back is "all or nothing", yet you received some value from the cruise for which you are willing to pay.
- You say it charge back puts the 'onus' on your agent, not...
On the first day of my cruise, I plan on opting...
On the first day of my cruise, I plan on opting out of the 'auto-contribution' to the owner's (Royal Caribbean's???) charity, and donating that amount to the crew welfare fund.

As SS makes it...
The trouble is Oprah doesn't really know anything...
The trouble is Oprah doesn't really know anything about IT. ;)
Devil's advocate here... Where exactly has SS...
Devil's advocate here...
Where exactly has SS used the words "elegance", "culture" and "sophistication" in an advertising context? I believe these are implied, not stated.

Edit:
Ooops!... I...
I'm of the opinion if most people read their...
I'm of the opinion if most people read their 'Passage Contract' they would never book a cruise.

The lines (as you point out) guarantee the pax essentially... nothing! :o

Whenever I have a...
Yes, it is. Anybody who gets to go on a SS...
Yes, it is.

Anybody who gets to go on a SS cruise (even a partial charter, 'booze cruise' from Hell ;)) is better off than 99.9% of the people in world.
I live in Vung Tau. Nobody here calls it HCMC...
I live in Vung Tau. Nobody here calls it HCMC (unless they're from Hanoi). ;)